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Generation Life pilgrims lead the charge in proclaiming that “Love Saves Lives” at annual March for Life

Participants from the Generation Life stood together at the March for Life. Michael Throm from St. Joseph Imperial is on his eighth March and waved a Generation Life flag at the rally in Washington DC.

Kurt Hufker huddled with his friends on the National Mall as they eagerly awaited for the March for Life to begin.

This was the first march for Kurt, who was with his youth group from Assumption Parish in Mattese. Researching life issues on his own, Kurt knew that abortion is wrong, and he wanted to come to stand up for life.

“Life is the most important thing we have,” said he junior at St. Mary’s High School. “If you can’t protect life, what is there left to protect?”

Abortions down in Missouri, but pro-lifers here remain committed to March for Life

Generation Life pilgrims marched from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to Planned Parenthood in 2016.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Thousands from the Archdiocese of St. Louis are expected to attend the annual March for Life Friday, Jan. 19, in Washington, D.C.

While the number of abortions in the United States is staggering — more than 59 million since 1973 — Missouri is experiencing a downward trend in abortions.

Generation Life teens proclaim the Gospel of Life at March for Life

Teens on the Generation Life pilgrimage shared their excitement at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. About 2,100 teens and others attended the annual pilgrimage, sponsored by the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

As the crowd swelled and the chants rose, Jill Stinehart was feeling energized as the March for Life in Washington, D.C., commenced.

"I believe — we love life," chanted the teens with the Archdiocese of St. Louis' Generation Life pilgrimage filled the streets.

Generation Life teens on the way to Washington, D.C. have got some serious #busrideprobs

Approximately 2,100 teenagers, young adults, adult chaperones, volunteers, Catholic priests, seminarians, and other pro-life supporters will make the trek to Washington, D.C., for the 44th annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 27 as part of the “Generation Life” Pilgrimage, sponsored by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate.

'Simon's Law' considers parents' role in health-care decisions

Simon Crosier was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that includes an extra chromosome 18.

A bill proposed in the Missouri House would prohibit health care facilities and others from withholding life-sustaining procedures from a minor patient without the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Sponsored by Rep. Bill Kidd, R-Kansas City, HB 113 also would require health care facilities, nursing homes and physicians to disclose in writing any policies that relate to a patient's care, including life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatments.

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